Need some support, some reflection, and a little motivation.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

This should be MY time. RIGHT NOW. I feel as if I have committed myself to the task at hand, and I knew vacation at my parents would be HARD. I admittedly stepped out of bounds from my food program and used the same old excuses; "I am on vacation, I DESERVE this", I am on vacation and it isn't FAIR to ask everyone to eat what I must eat", I am on vacation and I DON'T WANT to have to track food, or watch what I eat". Well, all those old excuses worked, I ate what and when I wanted, didn't do one iota of exercise for the last 7 days - and today when I stepped on the scale, I paid the price. I gained 3 pounds. I know this isn't the end of the world - after all, it is only 3 little pounds. But I worked SO HARD to lose them! It took me 3 weeks to lose them and 7 days to gain them back! I know I must pick myself up and start again. I know I must accept I will not meet my short term 4th of July goal. I know I must accept it is a lifestyle change that I must always follow. Just as the alcoholic can not risk a drink, I can risk the old excuses to eat what I want.

So today, I step back off the scale, and down into what I know must happen to achieve the results I hope for. But today, it is hard.
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    Take heart! This happens to everyone. It is a part of living our lives. This is how people without weight issues deal with it. Just like you, they get off the scale and get back to their healthy lifestyle.

    P.S. The same thing happened to me when I went on vacation and I was able to get right back on my plan. I really do believe that this is about learning to live with everything life brings you, accepting "off plan" behavior as a very temporary part of life, and immediately getting back up on that horse.
    3817 days ago
    The first step is to stop beating yourself up. It is over and done with so now you move on to making yourself healthy!!!!! You can do it.
    3817 days ago
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    Sweetie I know how you feel, when i went home I gained 12 pounds and it took me 2 months to get back to where I started from in January emoticon
    3817 days ago
    First you did well on vacation..probably better than you think. You didn't say what kind of vacation it was, I know that my vacation included a lot of walking. You may find that after a week of being back on track, those 3 pounds just most likely ate a lot more salt than you usually do. Stop beating yourself up. That doesn't do anything for you. Take it one day at a time and you will achieve your goal.
    3817 days ago
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    Boy, do I know how you feel. Every holiday and vacation, it's the same thing. May was especially hard for me because there were birthdays, first communions, college graduations, memorial day cookouts, and I lost my job! The hardest part was losing my job. I used the computer at work to get to my
    Sparkpeople and so could not use the support I needed. Just like you, we both have to just take it "one day at a time", I guess. Good luck to you.
    3817 days ago
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